Cop15

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UK among rich countries not paying fair share to restore nature – report
Only two countries provide fair amount to compensate lower-income nations for biodiversity loss, with most paying less than half what they should, says ODI

Phoebe Weston

20, Jun, 2024 @5:00 AM

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UN names veteran EU official Astrid Schomaker as new biodiversity chief
German’s appointment to head Convention on Biological Diversity follows global failure to meet any targets on protecting ecosystems

Patrick Greenfield

03, Apr, 2024 @4:53 PM

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Beyond Montreal: a year on has the world lived up to the promises made at nature summit?
As Colombia announces it will host the next biodiversity meeting, there is cautious optimism about the progress made since Cop15

Patrick Greenfield

18, Dec, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Politicians, not public, drive U-turns on green agenda, says UN biodiversity chief
People are ahead of governments, says David Cooper, who blames backtracking on parties seeking ‘wedge issues’ for electoral gain

Patrick Greenfield

11, Oct, 2023 @10:16 AM

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Developed countries urged to ‘step up’ contributions to global nature fund
Canada and UK only donor countries to contribute so far, leaving scheme short of $40m to formally launch

Patrick Greenfield

29, Aug, 2023 @8:33 AM

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Turkey withdraws as host of Cop16, blaming February’s earthquakes
UN appeals for another country to step in for biodiversity summit – due to take place in 2024 – as Ankara cites ‘force majeure’ for move

Patrick Greenfield

03, Aug, 2023 @11:11 AM

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‘I still can’t get over the fact we did it’: what it felt like to seal historic Cop15 deal
The global agreement to protect nature was signed in Montreal in December. Six months on, key figures remember the moment and consider what lies ahead

Patrick Greenfield

20, Jun, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Beyond Montreal: six months after deal to halt biodiversity loss, where are we?
There have been gains and losses since the Cop15 agreement was signed in December, with key moments still to come ahead of the next biodiversity Cop in Turkey in 2024

Patrick Greenfield and Phoebe Weston

20, Jun, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Nature at risk of breakdown if Cop15 pledges not met, world leaders warned
Author of landmark UK review into the economic value of nature joins UN environment chief in calls for ‘action, not just words’ on biodiversity goals

Patrick Greenfield

20, Jun, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Here’s proof fishing bans leave plenty to eat, says study of Mexico marine park
Scientists compared catch data from four years before and after a permanent ban and found minimal impact on commercial fishing

Sophie Kevany

01, Jun, 2023 @5:00 AM

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First Cop15, now the high seas treaty: there is hope for the planet’s future
Many agree that strides have been made in protecting biodiversity and the oceans – but much remains to be done

Patrick Greenfield

09, Mar, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Overconsumption by the rich must be tackled, says acting UN biodiversity chief
Wealthy countries and businesses should act now to ensure success of historic nature agreement signed at Cop15 in Montreal

Patrick Greenfield

02, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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